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social media sites. >> next, kevin matson recounts the presidential election of 1952 and richard nixon's "checkers" speech delivered on national television on september 23rd, 1952. the speech was given in response to allegations that nixon miss use political donations. the author recounts nixon's usage of the family dog checkers to denote his everyman status and saves his vice-presidential nomination. this program is about an hour. >> before we begin it is okay to come up closer to church, synagogue or a moth. i am pleased that our friends from c-span are here, so this will be broadcast at some point suitor than later and they always do a great job and want to welcome c-span again to politics and prose. it has added to c-span has added to our civil discourse and whatever bookstores you come to they are generally independent fast and c-span is really wonderful. i want to welcome tonight at 18. we are celebrating the publication of his book "just plain dick". how many of you were around when the "checkers" speech was given? i am sure many people in the audience tonight will also th
know that that kennedy's naim what the joseph p. kennedy iii who ran for the most elected in congress. now the election came before my book came out, and i was worried. i thought it was a legitimate concern in the senate. he said don't worry. he said everybody knows my father had an affair with gloria swanson, and she said i know my father was an anti-semite and what ever you find come and what ever you write is going to be true to the man i knew and loved than what is out there. so i said okay. i want full access to everything. i want full access to the family, to all of the documents, to everything that is stored at the kennedy library in boston but close to researchers, and you will see the book coming you into the family and your lawyers and representatives will see the book when it's between hard covers, and i won't be coming back to you for permission to decide anything whatever i find i'm going to use in the book. he said okay then it took 18 months to get this in writing and i was off and running. and i found a more remarkable story than i had imagined. i found the story of a
is the uncool thing important to win an election? the reason people like barack obama is because he is cool. he is a community activist, an organizer. how did that happen? because it's cool. the culture embraces fake coolness over real achievement. kids would rather play faster not been actually be one or being an actor than actually doing something but i will say this. there is a really big bright spot in president obama being reelected. if he had lost he would be back for another four years and he would be 45% more gray which makes him more -- [inaudible] so we are uncool. that is the way the are. that is how we are. i don't believe that. i look at our message. what is our message? we like to build things. making things as cool. nothing wrong with that. we like be like to own stuff. competition is awesome. the liberal view is self-esteem is better. is better to build self-esteem without competition. that doesn't work. the highest incidence of self-esteem can be found in prison. i think i made that up. it's one of those things that you read and he repeated over and over again but if you ever m
can -- and i hope it can begin in the wake of this election season -- implementing a series of pro-democracy political reforms. and second, to building a unified and powerful progressive movement on the ground. so the final chapters of the book describe what's necessary, i think, in these areas. and they set out an agenda for political reform, and they describe at least some aspects of the movement that must be built. so let me stress two things. our various progressive communities today, in my view, are still -- are too fragmented and to an unfortunate degree in our silos. and if we remain that way, we're not going to be able to take advantage of the positive opportunities that are opening up by the rising disenchantment with the current order and by ongoing crises which will surely recur. so what we need for starters is a unified, progressive identity, concerted efforts to institutionalize coordination among all the progressive communities, a common infrastructure capable of formulating clear policy objectives and strategic messages and a commitment to creating a powerful, unifie
for our state. florida, you can spell it without the. and honestly, if you go to that date county election bureau official website it says election ready. it does. almost impossible this could happen. twelve years ago. everyone remembers 2000. they could not figure out which will. people of florida, if you are behind -- year in a left turn lane with and marijuana pointing left and behind a car, usually is to people in the 1998 buick. a light changes, there's a green arrow pointing left. with the flock. usually have to wait a couple of cycles. what i want to do is to make it more friendly for florida voters. instead of using words, pictures. you would go by poking under candid it's eyeballs. follow what happened, the poke up their own eyeballs. the ballot was really, really long. long questions are written by lawyers from mars. at first it was an english, and then it was in spanish. then it was in creole and then calling on. by the time you get to the yes or no part you have to go back. in .we should not have electl votes anymore. we can still have elections. we should give our electoral
through. we are watching, those of us to our american, 1960 election, nixon kennedy. there was the first sign of the dollar crisis. kennedy has a pledge that he would not allow the dollar to exceed value during the course of that campaign. you went through the 60's with this dollar crisis. there is now a glut of dollars with the recovery of japan and germany, all these exports. it didn't know what to do. there was pressure, as there is now coming from germany for austerity and other countries in europe. there was pressure for austerity on the united states in order to stabilize the value of the dollar, especially given its rolls. this was crucial. and the americans did not know quite what to do. then made an attempt in 1979. first in 1970. an enormous strike with in 1970, and those high interest rates caused wall street crisis, the commercial paper prices, penn central and other. goldman got into trouble than for selling bonds for full value. and so they pulled back. the policies, ranging price controls. and it wasn't until finally and again under pressure from the germans in particular,
sharif come in, there's a reinvolving door act, and he returns to power in 1993. wins the election. my father returns to pakistan. >> is he welcomed by your aunt? >> arrested at the airport,s plane -- >> welcomedded in a manner of speaking. >> welcomed as -- as they react to each other, but, anyway, he is arrested at the airport on all the scharnlgs held over from the last period and taken to jail, again, all charges that carry the death penalty, charges of treason. one by one, the cases against him are acquitted in them. , and he comes out of jail, and he starts to travel around the country. he founds a reformed movement, an elected member of the prudential assembly. in quite early on in the regime, she empowers the security forces in the city, and under operation clean up to, quote, clean up the city, and what that means, really is it means whatever the security forces would like it to mean. in the two-year period it's in effect, some 3,000 men are murdered, and in what we call police encounters, which is, you know, a flagrant abuse of language because encounter is what happens when
every day is election day. and campaigning and elections make for uncompromising line sets. you stand on your principles to mobilize your base, draw in endless amounts now of money. the 24 / seven news cycle covers politics as if it is a horse race in the horses are on steroids in this terrorist of the money is coming in to fund the campaign. so what we mean by the uncompromising mindset is a mindset that is geared toward elections and not toward governing. >> you right in this by you and your co-authored, as we observe the changing scene in american politics we came to believe that the general problem could be addressed by concentrating on a particular institution, the united states congress. >> well, if you wanted the problem with the uncompromising mine says, look no further than the congress, the 100th of congress in washington. gridlock, nothing gets passed. the least of legislation and the last 50 years. why? because everybody is campaigning all the time. there is very little by way of relationships across the aisle. and we went out to the brink of the debt ceiling crisis before
in this country, was the mayor of albany. he had an interrupted success from the time he was elected 1942 until he died in hospital in 1983, 11 terms uninterrupted, and that's the longest running mayor of any city in the united states, and he was very proud of that. he was part of this fantastic political machine, which took power away from the republicans in 1921. and a key figure in that was an irish dan o'connell, there were four oh connell brothers and a couple of corning brothers, his father was one of them. and they found the new democratic party and they took the city back from the republicans had run it since 1899. and when they took it in 1921, they never let go. it's still in power. succession has been on through the death of the two people who was the key, perpetuators of the machine. dan o'connell died in 1957, and erasmus six years later. and after that came tommy whelan who was appointed, chosen as, successor by corning, and then now jerry jennings succeeded tommy whelan who died, and served for 10 years and then quit and then he was succeeded in a primary, and that was unheard of be
. [laughter] >> greg, over here in -- >> in the last election, it seemed as though many of our candidates had a tin ear and didn't understand the constituents that they were speaking to. made blunders that were exaggerated and amplified by the media. >> right. >> nonetheless, blunders. how can we get our candidates to at least understand hip if not be hip? >> you know what? i would argue that they don't necessarily have to be hip. i don't think ronald reagan was hip. you know what's funny, if people talk about ronald ray began to this day -- reagan to this day of how conservative he was, he raised taxes, this and that, but for some reason he exemplified what was special about the american idea. and i do think that, i mean, no one would ever describe ronald reagan as hip, but he could articulate something that nobody else could. i had a strong feeling that mitt was getting there after the first debate, and i saw it when he said that one line like i've been doing this for 25 years, and i have no idea what you're talking about. [laughter] [applause] like, whoa, that was an amazing line. his mist
them to pass so the end of january it does not wash as well or if elected as we say it does, but we know that it does, it have our hands on it all up date on it and you will swear by bees in the back. he will join the club because we have collector after collector every single year who does collect every single one of these we would love for you to join the family. >>guest: as big as they are they can be throws, comforters, you can throw them on your i your lounge area you can hang them up as a mural on the back of film and you always have a huge base that we are trying to cover up and at our favorite team. night until they hold all with the mayor and you get the trade of there's so many uses for this reason: back to the number one use, and soft, alter flesh, as this of the key factors when you are looking for throws that you can bring to the game the winter months are here the playoff tickets will be and you do have to bring that throws to the games because this will be freezing especially if you are a green bay fan, i'd you are trying to get the home playoff game. if your home
focusing on nonfiction elections. these nonfiction titles were included in the new york times 100 notable books of 2012. and barack obama:the story david maraniss, associate editor of the washington post present a history of president barack obama's family. charles murray of the american enterprise institute argues a growing divide between the upper and lower class goes beyond economics differences in coming apart:the state of white america 1960-2010. in victory, the triumphant game revolution, linda hirschman presenting history of the gay-rights movement. david nassau chronicles the life and career of the father of the kennedy political dynasty in the patriarch, remarkable life and turbulent times of joseph kennedy. history professor at duke university examined haiti from its founding to today in haiti:the aftershock of history. for an extended list of links to publications, 2012 notable books election visit booktv website booktv.org or our facebook page facebook.com/booktv. >> next, norman finkelstein argues the support of your by liberal american jews is declining by overwhelming evide
are living in tents. we have, you know, there havetht been elections and we have a ne government and so and a lot of aid that has been promised has not been going out. people have individual effortsro have some ways carried the day, you know, people have pickedw, n themselves up with the best in the best ways they can. it is a question that we have to keep asking and it's something that we have not allow people to forget that for example, hurricane sandy went through haiti and people in the northeast now have a sense what it wase like.ple, imagine something like thaticane going through your neighborhood, your city when you're living in a tent. there's something like 74,000th acre or more of land that hashe been the harvest, you know. more problems ahead that have grown as a result of the earth spooking, if you will, with the hurricane. you have more food insecurity. a number of cholera cases have increased with hurricane sandy. we're dealing and people tend to forget we are -- canceling canceling with urgent and difficult situation in haiti. >> where did "so spoke the earth: the haiti i
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time in this city was the may i don't have of albany. he had great success from the time he was elected in 1942 until he died in the hospital of emphysema in 1983. eleven terms, uninterrupted. and he -- that's the longest-running mayor of any si city in the united states. and he was very proud of that achievement. he was part of this fantastic political machine which took power away from the republicans in 1921. and the key figure in that was an irishman, dan o'connell. there was four o'connell brothers, and there were a couple of corning brothers. they founded the new democratic party, and they took the city back from the republicans that had run it since 1899. and when they took it in 1921, they never let go. it's still in power. the succession has been on through the deaths of the two people who were the key perpetuators of the machine. dan o'connell died in 1977 and his son ten years later, and after that came tommy wales who was chosen as successor, and now jerry jennings succeeded tommy whalen, who died, who served for ten years and then quit. and then he, he was succeeded in a pr
's. >> again, the november 2012 elections. >> that no one to talk about 2012. and tired of 2012. less talk about the future. 2012 was a very difference. were going to have to figure out a way to appeal to a bitter electorate. >> a year running for president? >> that is classified. your parents is not high enough to your hat. i wouldn't -- want to be part of the national debate. >> government bullies, the second book by senator rand paul, however day americans are being harassed and abused by an imprisoned by the fed's. >> now on book tv a history of the american revolution with the focus on the middle colonies. new york, new jersey, and portions of pennsylvania. the author recalls the importance of the region during the war and visits several sites to document their historical significance and it plans date today. from washington's crossing of the dollar to the battle of brooklyn, it is about an hour and 15. [applause] >> this subtitle of this book is old irishman. it is a great honor to introduce the author and my friend, robert sullivan. i have known to geniuses in my life. one is d
for equal treatment of maternity in health insurance. as you all know we face an election in which one party vowed to repeal even modest gains for equality in health coverage. the fight for health security in the united states is far from over. all other affluent nations agreed long ago that basic health care should be a right of all citizens the u.s. continues to treat medical care as a product purchased in the marketplace. even now the most sweeping reform in our history embodies tension between the rights of the people and the rights of private companies and individuals to profit from the health care system. the three women i described in this talk with the different times in different parts of the country. they didn't know each other and never heard of each other. what all three of them had in common was the belief that ordinary citizens could take the lead in preventing a new vision of what the health care system could be. all three of them felt the affordable care despite its flaws, continuing open end participatory national debate about how the american health-care system can best ser
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dissent and as a result you could argue that the election of 1800 which is more scandal, more scandalous than any ad we will see tonight during the next seven days or whatever. the two warring parties that he is held down for so long finally go after each other. washington is a different guy in this presidency. he changes, as you say we all do. he leads the army out to pennsylvania to get these guys who are rebellious. they don't want to pay the whiskey tax. hamilton has figured out -- >> its attacks on grain by the way. >> the excess grain that farmers use after they have barely pay their rent, they are in pittsburgh and western pennsylvania, i'll pass carlisle but anyway they are paying rent back to the east on their land and they are barely making any money and all of a sudden they have got this opportunity to make money with it excess grain and so whiskey and then they will be taxed on it. basically there is an argument made by bill hoagland whose book, founding fathers, they are drinking whiskey there at the reading. he writes about this and i used him. basically the idea is that ha
a provocative. in this election season we heard that ron paul talks about the ghost on the back? >> no. that is not on the real agenda. we get along okay. >> but i wrote an essay or a book about gold that i recommend and a new edition has come out. but the gold standard, you really have to stick to it. and who thinks after we went off at somebody will stick through thick and thin? to get on the gold standard technically you have to replace all of the dollar's because the price of gold would have to be enormous. >> as a question from both of you you believe the large-scale all asset purchases are effective? >> they're asking if they are effective. >> i cannot comment on that. with a success of effort of kiwi one, qe2 is just not done effectively but straightforward with the central banking. it goes as far as it can go. there is nothing magic in my view. >> i see qe2 should have been the name of the boat to [laughter] there is nothing more than the open market operation which has been around for the longest time. they have a mortgage securities now the focus is not so much to reserve the
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